“The Construction of the Rutland Street Railway in 1885” is a synthesis of previous Rutland Herald articles reviewed and compiled by Jim Davidson.
Beginning with a listing of the founders of the Company by name and occupation, it proceeds to the basic requirements of construction of a horse drawn rail car, including track. It then finalized the total worth, by annotating the stock value of each unit.
Fear of competition from nearby Burlington led to a race to build the railroad, while coping with malfunctioning tracks and taking action to repair them. Ten years after its introduction the railroad shifted to electricity and ultimately met its end in the 1920s.
A well researched article with several illuminating photographs.